Ret’s Review: Black Panther

So after all that, now we’ve got the movie, which essentially acknowledges “Hey, I’ve got a life and a country to run outside of your weekly superhero slapfights.”

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So I’m an Asian dude reviewing a movie about fictional Africans originally created by a white guy. Nope, don’t see how this could possibly go wrong!

But yeah, Black Panther was pretty good. And let’s tell the internet and Social Justice to shut up and listen for a minute: Yeah, it was good because it was good.

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Sidekicks: Kids Stop The Darnedest Crimes

In other words, Robin goes where Lois Lane can’t.

Holy Marketing Scheme, Batman! Looks like we’re trying to appeal to the youth demographic!

But wait, that can’t be right! Everyone knows comics are made for 20-to-30 somethings with massive feelings of entitlement about their theories and perceptions!

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Imperfect Characters: The Fault In Our Flaws

Because sure, hasn’t everyone had days where they’re nearly killed by an irradiated chunk of a dead planet?

Imagine a perfect vase. It’s nice, it does the job, it seems to be exactly what the artist intended. But it’s boring.

Now a baseball flies into it. There are now several cracks of various dimensions.

That will be our introduction to character flaws.

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Conflicting Views: Lot Of Straw, Man

There ARE people like that, no matter how reasonable we try to make the world, because the world is NOT a reasonable place.

Stories are built on conflict.

Conflict is built on things which disagree with each other.

And that thing I disagree with CAN KISS MY-

What do I mean I’m doing it wrong?

…The only people who’ll like that are the people who agree with me?

…The most OBNOXIOUS ones?

…Well, I DO want to force my views on a larger audience…

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The Write Stuff: One Year Later

52 weeks. And I’m still at it. There’s no getting rid of me, it seems!

So it’s come to this. A year has passed and this blog still won’t die. For it is not the blog that will die this day, no! It is the enemy that will taste death and defeat! As you know!

Well, a year has passed (more or less) and this post marks week 52 of blogging. Wow. I can’t believe I made it this far. Where do I begin?

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Fabletop: Christians & Crypts

At the end of the day, it’s about personal tastes, personal beliefs, and the wisdom to discern where the lines are instead of fearfully drawing them to be even thicker.

Amidst blogging about characters, plot devices, and roleplaying, I believe it’s time I answered an important question.

WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN???

Wait. That’s not it. The REAL question is:

Where does my faith fit in with my hobbies?

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The Flash: GottaGoFastGottaGoFast

But WHO Is Speed? Ka-CHOW!

The Flash! He can really move! The Flash! He’s got an attitude! The Flash! He’s the fastest thing alive! He’s the fastest thing alive! He’s the fastest thing aliiiiiiive!

That’s pretty much it.

…What, you want a better explanation? Oh, fine.

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